1001 Nights

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Japanese: 1001 Nights


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 1999
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Source: Other
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.301 (scored by 48504,850 users)
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Ranked: #74402
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Popularity: #5130
Members: 12,315
Favorites: 41

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Presented in the form of a feverish love dream, 1001 Nights (based on Amano`s book of artwork) is the first performance of the groundbreaking "Filmharmonic" series, which presents new orchestral works by film composers in tandem with short films made by A-list directors. Nights is the series's only animated work, and plans originally called for the film to be completely computer animated.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Smith, Mike
Producer, Director
Sonoyama, Yukio
Amano, Yoshitaka
Character Design


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May 22, 2009
Ryosei_Hime (All reviews)
Story : The story for this anime will be hard for a lot of people to pick up on because it relies entirely on visuals. If you like to analyze things, go for it. I just took two classes for analyzing art and literature, so I enjoyed it easily. If you find yourself going "WTF?" over the simplest of symbolism, I don't recommend you watching this one. You will be vastly confused. The fact that it requires more thinking than the average anime and the story itself is nothing amazingly original has prompted me to give it a 6.

Art : Now, this is where 1001 read more
Feb 6, 2011
lisnoire (All reviews)
Although 1,001 Nights is really quite beautiful, is is not what most people expect when they think of anime. There is no dialogue at all and, if you are not familiar with the story of a concubine who kept the sultan from killing her as he had all the other women he slept with by transfixing him with fascinating story every night, it will make no sense to you whatsoever. Some of the tales spun over the 1001 nights include Alibaba and the 40 thieves, Aladdin's Magic Lamp, many more. At just short of 30 minutes, this festival of stylistic hand read more
Nov 2, 2017
KuroiKikyou (All reviews)
Truth be told: It made me realize what a masterpiece truly is.
Even without a word being said, it makes you feel and see so many things.
It is sexy at times, and then it's dark, and sad, and then happy.
The art is beautiful, and the way it changes from a scene to the next one really picked my interest, I just couldn't take my eyes of it!
I didn't like the sound so much, but the art and the way it is put together is more than worth a 10 overall rating, in my opinion.
It is worth the time you spend read more
Nov 16, 2009
______________ (All reviews)
This is an abstract art music video, not a piece of narrative fiction, so don't be expecting ninja vampires going to high school and fighting crime. That MAL makes you rate "story" or "character" is a bit silly, since that's not the point here. The characters and setting are an excuse for beautiful pictures. I enjoyed this as a twenty minute piece of visual art set to lush orchestration. The premise is an amorous dream shared by two Arabian nobles, and every image bleeds together quite organically into the next. There is no special meaning or message to discern. It read more

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Poll: 1001 Nights Episode 1 Discussion
Alicia3000 - Oct 13, 2009
25 replies by koley »»
Apr 11, 8:31 PM
The duration is 2 hours and 10 min, not 25 minutes?
Kay1993 - Jan 13
6 replies by Kay1993 »»
Jan 13, 12:43 PM